Lazy River
Bobby Darin Lyrics


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Up a lazy river by the old mill run
Lazy river in the noon day sun
Linger awhile in the shade of a tree
Throw away your troubles, dream with me

Up a lazy river where the robin's song
Wakes the morning, we roll along
Make me blue skies above
Everyone's in love
Up a lazy river, how happy we'll be
Up a lazy river with me

Up a lazy river by the old mill run
That's a lazy, lazy river in the noonday sun
You can linger for a while in the shade of a tree
Throw away your troubles, baby, dream a dream of me

Up a lazy river where the robin's song
Wakes a bright new mornin' where we can roll along
There may be blue skies up above
But, as long as we're in love
Yeah, we'll be up a lazy river how happy we could be
Up a lazy river with me

From the halfway mark

Yeah, up a lazy river where that robin's song
Awakes a bright new mornin', we can roll along
A, a, a, there are blue skies up above
And as long as we're in love
We'll be up a lazy river
Up a crazy, lazy river

Up a lazy river
I ain't goin' your way




Get outta my way
Up a lazy river with me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Bobby Darin's "Lazy River" paint a whimsical picture of a couple floating along a river in the summertime, free from any worries or responsibilities. The opening verse introduces listeners to the lazy river itself, with the mill run running by and the sun shining overhead. The second verse sets the scene even further, with the robin's song signaling a new morning, and the blue skies reminding us that everyone's in love. The chorus repeats the idea of being happy and carefree up a lazy river, and encourages the listener to join along.


The third verse breaks from the previous structure, introducing a potential conflict in the lazy river journey: another person going in a different direction. However, the verse ends with the singer still inviting that person to join them, referencing the title phrase of the song once again. This final repetition of the chorus strengthens the idea that, no matter what comes up in life, everything will be okay when taking a float on a lazy river with someone special.


Overall, the lyrics of "Lazy River" symbolize a desire to escape the stresses of daily life and instead embrace the simple pleasures of nature and love. The song encourages listeners to slow down, take a break from their worries, and enjoy the ride.


Line by Line Meaning

Up a lazy river by the old mill run
Let's go up a calm river by the old mill run


Lazy river in the noon day sun
There's a tranquil river in the bright afternoon sun


Linger awhile in the shade of a tree
Stay for some time under the cool shade of a tree


Throw away your troubles, dream with me
Forget about your worries and just dream with me


Up a lazy river where the robin's song
Let's move up the easygoing river where we hear the robin singing


Wakes the morning, we roll along
Where we can take a leisurely ride and watch the sunrise


Make me blue skies above
May we have clear blue skies above us


Everyone's in love
Everyone's feeling the love in the air


Up a lazy river, how happy we'll be
We'll be so happy cruising up the laid-back river


Up a lazy river with me
Come on, let's enjoy this easy ride together


That's a lazy, lazy river in the noonday sun
The river is so relaxing during the hot afternoon


You can linger for a while in the shade of a tree
You can stay for some time under the tree's cool shadow


Throw away your troubles, baby, dream a dream of me
Let go of your worries and just dream away with me


There may be blue skies up above
We may see bright blue skies up high


But, as long as we're in love
But, as long as we're feeling the love between us


Yeah, we'll be up a lazy river how happy we could be
We'll continue to enjoy our ride up the lazy river, feeling happy and content


From the halfway mark
Halfway through our journey


A, a, a, there are blue skies up above
Look, there are blue skies above us


And as long as we're in love
And as long as we love each other


We'll be up a lazy river
We'll keep cruising up the tranquil river


Up a crazy, lazy river
Going up an easy and crazy river


I ain't goin' your way
I'm not going in your direction


Get outta my way
Move away from my path


Up a lazy river with me
Come with me, let's go up the tranquil river




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Hoagy Carmichael, Sidney Arodin

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Sunny Seacat

Up a lazy river by the old mill run
Lazy river in the noon day sun
Linger awhile in the shade of an old tree
Throw away your troubles
Dream with me

Up a lazy river where the robin's song
Wakes the morning
We roll along
Blue skies up above, everyone's in love
Up a lazy river, how happy we'll be
Up a lazy river with me

Up a lazy river by the old mill run
That lazy, lazy river in the noon day sun
You can linger for a while in the shade of a tree
Throw away your troubles, baby
Dream a dream of me

Up a lazy river where the robin's song
Wakes a brand new morning
Where we can roll along
There may be blue skies up above
As long as we're in love
We'll up a lazy river, how happy we could be
Up a lazy river with me

half way mark

Up a lazy river where the robin's song
Wakes the brand new morning
We can roll along
Blue skies up above
As long as we are in love
We'll be up a lazy river
Up a lazy, crazy river
Up a lazy river

I ain't going your way
Get out of my way
Up a lazy river with me



sauquoit13456

On this day in 1961 {April 23rd} "Lazy River"* by Bobby Darin peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on the United Kingdom's Singles chart, for the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "Wooden Heart" by Elvis Presley...
"Lazy River" reached #14 on Billboard's Top 100 chart...
Between 1958 and 1979 the East Harlem, New York City native had eighteen records on the U.K. Singles chart, nine made the Top 10, with two reaching #1, "Dream Lover" for four weeks in June of 1959 and "Mack The Knife" for two weeks in October of 1959...
Bobby Darin, born Walden Robert Cassotto, passed away at the young age of 37 on December 20th, 1973 {heart disease}...
May he R.I.P.
* "Lazy River" was Bobby Darin's first of two of his records to peak at #2 on the U.K. Singles chart, his other #2 record was "Things" for one week in September of 1962
And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the U.K. Singles Top 10 on April 23rd, 1961:
At #3. "Are You Sure" by The Allisons
#4. "You're Driving Me Crazy" by The Temperance Seven
#5. "Where The Boys Are"/"Baby Roo" by Connie Francis
#6. "Gee Whiz" by Cliff Richard & The Shadows
#7. "Blue Moon" by The Marcels
#8. "Walk Right Back"/"Ebony Eyes" by The Everly Brothers
#9. "War Paint" by The Brook Brothers
#10. "Exodus" by Ferrante & Teicher



lego3650

Up a lazy river by the old mill run
Lazy river in the noon day sun
Linger awhile in the shade of a tree
Throw away your troubles, dream with me.

Up a lazy river where the robin's song
Wakes the mornin', we roll along.
Make me blue skies above,
Everyone's in love
Up a lazy river, how happy we'll be
Up a lazy river with me.

Up a lazy river by the old mill run
That lazy, lazy river in the noonday sun
You can linger for a while in the shade of a tree.
Throw!, away your troubles, baby, dream a dream of me.

Up a lazy river, where the robin's song
Wakes a bright new mornin' where we can roll along.
There may be blue skies up above
But as long as we're in love
Yeah, we'll be up a lazy river, how happy we could be,
Up a lazy river with me.
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(from the half way mark !)
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Yeah, up a lazy river where the robin's song
Awakes a brand new mornin', we can roll along.
A-a-a, there are blue skies up above
And as long as we're in love,
We'll be up a lazy river,
Up a crazy lazy river,
Up a lazy river,
I ain't goin' your way,
Get outta my way,
Up a lazy river with me....



All comments from YouTube:

Dave Spagnol

What people don't realise about Bobby Darin, in comparison to other singers of this genre, is that he could play drums, piano, guitar and other instruments, as well as scoring the orchestra - that's why the way his voice and the backing fill in each other's gaps, is so perfect, timing is always to a tee - something that no-one else, even Sinatra, managed so well.

Alan Hodges

The man was incredible.

lisa ahmari

He also sang in French an Edith Piaf song "Milord" and his accent was GOOD! He also did an awesome version of "But not for me" that would stand up as a contemporary song, even today.
He was at his best when he altered songs to have an original twist.

Hugh

And a songwriter 😊

Tunz909

Also don't forget his impressions, acting ability, and I heard he was an excellent chess player. More talent in his little finger than Sinatra in his whole body.

Agata F

Absolutely agree with you.

Agata F

He could find the right key for each song and made it a masterpiece.

murp h

One of our greatest vocalists

EDITH SYMMANS

Bobby Darin best singer ever to grace our planet. Man can he sing and swing it out. He played several instruments, every thing he did was done to perfection. Man is a total genius, far better than Sinatra any day. For a man in ill health he gave it his all, it was do it great every time, that Bobby did. Thank God he was in our lives even for only a short time. Bobby really knew how to swing, move, dance and even some. Rest In Peace LOVE YOU BOBBY DARIN.

NHMO OYTIS

Amen! A truly great entertainer we lost way too soon.. 😥

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